Medius, a leading global provider of accounts payable (AP) invoice automation solutions, has appointed Emma Brown as chief financial officer.

Brown joins Medius at a pivotal moment in the company’s growth having recently acquired expense management software company Expensya and OnPay Solutions, a Jacksonville-based invoice payments provider.

Based in London, Brown will be responsible for guiding Medius through its ambitious plan to double turnover by 2025.

The company is on a mission to eliminate fraud and inefficiencies through autonomous, AI-driven AP and spend management.

As a leader of digital transformation throughout her career, Brown will champion product development, representing the views of core Medius customers, as CFOs seek increased productivity and financial control.

Brown holds 14 years’ of experience scaling high growth global technology and people-based businesses.

She joins Medius from consumer intelligence accelerator platform Talkwalker, where she acted as the group chief financial and operating officer and retains a board position.

Tech Climbers returns to Liverpool for fourth time

Prior to Talkwalker, Brown worked in the tech sector in both the UK and Australia, including at MedicalDirector, Smartways Logistics and Altium.

She is a chartered accountant with a background in audit and advisory gained at EY, BDO and KPMG.

Commenting on her appointment, Brown said: “CFOs today are facing a number of challenges, including attracting and retaining top talent, managing cashflow and risk in a volatile economy, and staying ahead of the curve on emerging technologies, including AI.

“I see first hand how Medius can solve these issues and my belief in the product is an important reason for joining the business. With the company’s history of sustainable growth, I’m eager to deliver on its exciting ambitions as a strategic and entrepreneurial CFO.”

Jim Lucier, CEO, Medius, said: “We’re proud to welcome Emma at a crucial juncture for the business. As we continue our efforts to double our revenue over the next two years, Emma’s expertise as a transformational financial leader will help make this a reality.”

Brown holds an MBA from the University of Sydney where she was awarded a scholarship from the UN Women National Committee Australia, an organisation which promotes gender equality in leadership and the economic empowerment of women.

Brown received the scholarship, in recognition of her commitment to positive and inclusive social change, especially in her advocacy of parental leave and diversity policies.

Medius links invoice capture, processing and payment to replace the worry and wondering of managing AP with calm and confidence.

 ‘I just couldn’t stop myself launching another business’

Medius goes far beyond basic automation by using artificial intelligence to do most of the work – so invoices get confirmed, coded and paid.

The company has more than 4,000 customers across 102 countries and processes $180 billion in annual spend through its system.